Aug 27, 2009
Chatham Ewing, assistant professor and curator of special collections, in
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named a 2009-2010 UIUC Faculty Fellow by the
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
(NCSA). Ewing's project, Multi-Spectral Imaging and Analysis of Manuscript Materials,
aims to test the potential for using multi-spectral imaging, digital analysis, and post-processing
to uncover lost texts within the manuscripts holdings of The Rare Book & Manuscript Library. It
will focus on two fourteenth-century palimpsest manuscripts and a set of twentieth century
letter-books that may benefit from this sort of analysis.
Through NCSA's UIUC Faculty Fellowship Program, faculty at Illinois can access and benefit from NCSA's high-performance computing and storage environment, cutting-edge visualization and data analysis capabilities, and opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration.